D.C. Decks Its Halls

Dec. 4, 2013, 9:26 a.m.

It’s be­gin­ning to look a lot like—Wash­ing­ton in hol­i­days past. The ar­rival of the Cap­it­ol Christ­mas Tree marks the start of the town’s hol­i­day dec­or­a­tion sea­son.

Workers begin the careful process of wrapping the 88-foot tall Engelmann spruce for protection during the 5,000-mile journey from Colville National Forest to the U.S. Capitol. National Journal
November 29, 2013. The Obama women and First dogs welcome the Official White House Christmas Tree to be on display in the Blue Room. (AFP EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images) National Journal
Christmas Trees arrive at the White House on Nov. 14th. (John Sonderman/Flickr) National Journal
The Menorah can be seen in front of the Washington Monument (Ted Eytan/Flickr) National Journal
(Ted Eytan/Flickr) National Journal
The U.S. Botanic Garden's exhibit, "Season's Greenings," exhibit features replicas of DC's most famous buildings and monuments. (Flickr) National Journal
(Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) National Journal
This year's Norwegian Christmas Tree features decorations inspired by Norwegian expressionist artist Edvard Munch's "The Scream" (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images) National Journal
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